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Republicans Are Preventing A Bipartisan Infrastructure Package From Being Debated.
Republican Party

Senate Republicans obstructing debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes $1.1 trillion in spending to improve the nation's roads, bridges, and waterways on Wednesday. The procedur…

Senator Mark Kelly Has Stated His Support For The PRO Act's "overall Goals."
Labor

A key Senate Democrat hinted on Wednesday that he would support his party's effort to overhaul labor law and increase union membership through historic reforms. Sen. Mark Kelly (R-AZ) told Stardia…

Another Republican Red Line In Infrastructure Is Ensuring That People Pay Their Taxes.
Republican Party

Lawmakers attempting to finalize a $1.1 trillion infrastructure package focused solely on roads, bridges, and waterways are no longer considering increasing IRS enforcement as a means of funding the…

Exxon Lobbyists Spent Nearly $333,000 On The Six Democrats Named In The Sting Video.
U.S. Senate

In a secretly recorded sting video released late last month by Greenpeace UK, Exxon Mobil Corp. lobbyist Keith McCoy named six Democrats the oil giant saw as key allies in pushing its legislative ag…

Chuck Schumer Warns That The Senate's August Recess May Have To Be Shortened.
Joe Biden

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has warned that lawmakers may have to cut short their annual summer recess in order to pass two bills aimed at overhauling the nation's infrastructure sys…

Charles Booker, A Progressive, Will Run For Senate In Kentucky Against Rand Paul.
Democratic Party

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Charles Booker had an announcement to make, but first he had to inform his "family." So, on Sunday morning, the former Kentucky state representative grabbed a microphone and aske…

Senator Raphael Warnock Defends "Dangerous" Voter Suppression And Filibuster Hypocrisy
Voting Rights

In an impassioned speech delivered on the Senate floor Tuesday, Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defended voting rights, denounced Republicans’ widespread voter suppression efforts, and chast…

Republicans Are Preparing To Obstruct Debate On The Voting Rights Act, Setting Up A Summer Filibuster Battle.
Republican Party

All 50 Senate Republicans plan to filibuster a sweeping reform bill covering voting rights, campaign finance, redistricting, and government ethics, which is the top priority of congressional Democra…

Kyrsten Sinema's Filibuster Position: If Democrats Pass Bills, Republicans Will Simply Overturn Them Later
Democrats

Senator Kyrsten Sinema remained staunchly opposed to the filibuster on Monday, arguing that Democrats should not take advantage of their majority status by passing legislation that a future Republic…

The Senate Votes To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday.
U.S. Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Senators did not object when Senate Majority Leader Chuck…

Senator Ron Johnson Withdraws His Opposition To Legislation That Would Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday.
Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) announced on Tuesday that he will withdraw his opposition to legislation that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the Uni…

Why The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is Facing Difficulties
Climate Change

A tentative agreement reached Thursday by a group of ten senators, five Republicans and five Democrats, aimed at overhauling the nation's infrastructure system, as called for by President Joe Biden,…